Sarah McKenzie

A gold standard for parks


Gold Medal Park opens on the riverfront

At a Glance: Gold Medal Park
Location: Next to the Guthrie Theater
(bordered by 2nd Street, 11th Avenue and West River Parkway).
Overview: A 7.5-acre park that features more than 300 trees. The focal point of the park is a 32-foot high mound that is 350 feet in diameter.

When Mayor R.T. Rybak gave the closing remarks at the grand opening of the Gold Medal Park last week, he reflected on the unique views the park offers those who climb to the top of its observatory mound.


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